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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

The customizable 16-page book, read by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood by everyone across the world.

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 countries.

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Following last night’s Carte Blanche we thought it would be a good time to press home the urgent issues surrounding our work at SADAG.
Amongst the many important areas of mental health we work in, teenage suicide is perhaps one of our most critical issues.  Each year the statistics are rising  and as the only suicide crisis helplines in the country we are often overwhelmed with the amount of calls.  Not only from the practical side but from the financial one also, as with no assistance from government, this means we pay out over R45,000 each month for the cost of these calls alone.
Suicide is a preventable tragedy. Yet, according to experts, suicide rates among teens aged 10–14 have nearly doubled in the last 15 years in South Africa. 1 in 5 teens in South Africa have attempted suicide that needed medical treatment. Tonight, Carte Blanche investigated the issue of teen suicide in South Africa and how we, as families, friends, and communities, can do our part to save SA’s youth.
In fact we don’t receive any financial help from government, even though mental health is one of the fastest growing illnesses in the world, with one in three South Africans who will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
As we approach Christmas we appeal to everyone, especially in the corporate sector, to get behind us and help those suffering in silence throughout South Africa, our services are available 24 hours over Christmas.
SADAG is a registered Section 21 NGO that has run South Africa’s only toll-free suicide crisis lines for 21 years.
SADAG needs your support to keep this vital service going, especially since we don’t receive any government funding. We rely 100% on Private donations and support.
You can donate to SADAG and help us save a life
Go to www.sadag.org  
Click on the Donate button, all the information is there whether you want to donate R25 or more.
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Amanda                      011 234 4837

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